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UPDATE 1-Halkbank not Turkey will pay any U.S. fine, deputy PM says

ISTANBUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Any fine levied against Halkbank by the United States will be paid by the bank itself and not the Turkish government, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek was quoted as saying on Friday.

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Turkey's top court rules that two jailed journalists be released: CNN Turk

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that jailed journalists Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay be released, saying their rights have been violated, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

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Turkish Banker Is Convicted in Plot to Evade Iran Sanctions

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Halkbank employee, was found guilty of aiding a scheme said to be approved at the highest levels of the Turkish government.

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Jurors in U.S. trial of Turkish banker ask about partial verdict

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Jurors in the U.S. trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, asked in a note on Wednesday what they should do if they agree on some of the charges against Atilla but not others.

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Turkish banker loses second bid for mistrial in U.S. sanctions case

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to order a mistrial in the case of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

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Final arguments in Turkish banker's U.S. trial hinge on gold trader

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday urged a New York jury to find Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank, guilty of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, while Atilla's lawyers said he was a "blameless pawn."

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Turkish banker expected to testify in Iran sanctions trial in New York

(Reuters) - Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker accused of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions, plans to testify in his own defense at his trial in New York, his lawyers said Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-investigator tells of fleeing Turkey with evidence of corruption

(Adds testimony from Korkmaz) By Brendan Pierson Dec 11 (Reuters) - A former Turkish police investigator told jurors in a New York court on Monday of fleeing Turkey in 2016 out of fear of retaliation from the government after leading a corruption investigation involving high-ranking officials, taking his evidence with him. Huseyin Korkmaz, 30, was testifying in Manhattan federal court for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at the majority state-owned

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Former Turkish investigator tells U.S. jury of uncovering bribe scheme

By Brendan Pierson Dec 11 (Reuters) - A former Turkish police investigator on Monday told jurors in the trial of a Turkish bank executive charged with evading U.S. sanctions against Iran that he found shoeboxes full of cash in the home of another high-ranking Turkish banker. The investigator, Huseyin Korkmaz was testifying in Manhattan federal court for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of Mehmet Hakan Atilla, an executive at the majority state-owned Halkbank accused of taking

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UPDATE 1-Gold trader says he paid bribes to get out of Turkish jail after 2013 arrest

(Adds additional testimony from Zarrab) By Jonathan Stempel and Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at the trial of a Turkish bank executive in a New York federal court said Monday that he paid bribes to secure his release from jail in Turkey following his arrest in 2013. The trader, Reza Zarrab, has pleaded guilty to charges that he schemed to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions, and is testifying for U.S. prosecutors against Mehmet Hakan

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Turkish banker says U.S. prosecutors withheld evidence

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Lawyers for a banker at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank who is charged with scheming to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran accused U.S. prosecutors of withholding evidence that might help exculpate their client. They said this included gold trader Reza Zarrab's alleged willingness to lie in exchange for leniency. In a letter on Monday to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan, lawyers for Mehmet Hakan Atilla said prosecutors on Saturday even

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Turkish gold trader testifies on bank exec's role in sham food sales

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a New York court on Friday gave his most detailed account yet of how he claims an executive of Turkey's state-owned Halkbank devised key parts of a plan to launder money for Iran through fake food sales. The executive, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, is on trial on charges that he took part in a scheme to violate U.S sanctions against Iran. The gold trader, Reza Zarrab, ple

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Turkey to do whatever necessary if banking sector affected by U.S. trial: Simsek

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday Turkey will do whatever is necessary if its banking sector is affected by the U.S. trial of a Turkish bank executive in a case regarding a conspiracy to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Democracy Is Possible in Syria. My Friend Knew How.

Mehmet Aksoy died helping to build a free society in a region that sorely needs one. Now I’m sharing his final call to action.

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Ivanka opens up about postpartum depression

Ivanka Trump spoke candidly with Dr. Mehmet Oz about experiencing postpartum depression after giving birth to her three children.

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Turkey's Simsek says no probe of Daimler, BASF, welcomes German investment

ANKARA (Reuters) - Press reports that Turkey is investigating Germany's Daimler and chemicals giant BASF are "completely false", Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Twitter on Thursday, adding that Ankara welcomed German investors.

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Turkey PM tweaks cabinet, keeps economic team largely in place

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim kept the government's economic team largely in place during a limited cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, notably retaining economist Mehmet Simsek as a deputy premier.

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Turkey's Halkbank says operations, transactions comply with international regulations

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish state-run lender Halkbank's operations and transactions fully comply with national and international regulations, it said in a statement regarding the arrest of its deputy general manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla in the United States.

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Halkbank says Turkey working on issue of deputy general manager's U.S. detention

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish state lender Halkbank said on Wednesday its deputy general manager Mehmet Hakan Atilla had been detained in the United States and said the bank and Turkish state were working on the issue and would share information when they have it.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Dr. Oz over fake olive oil claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz won a legal victory after a judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging he violated a Georgia food libel law after making claims on his show that some imported olive oil sold in U.S. supermarkets could be fake.

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Turkish Deputy PM Simsek says central bank rate moves positive

ISTANBUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek on Tuesday described as positive the Turkish central bank (TCMB) decisions to raise the overnight lending and late liquidity...

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Davos-Turkey Dep PM Simsek says no legal constraint on cbank policy

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Turkish central bank is independent and is free to change interest rates, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday.

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Turkey's 'two-headed' model unsustainable, constitutional change needed to avert crises: Simsek

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's "two-headed" political model is unsustainable in the long term even if there is now great harmony between the president and prime minister and constitutional change is essential to prevent potential future crises, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Friday.

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Is golf exercise?

It's well-known that President-elect Donald Trump plays golf. In September, he told talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz that he wished he could play more. But in doing so, is he getting enough exercise to stay healthy?

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Trade group sues TV's Dr. Oz over his claims of fake olive oil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A trade group representing olive oil importers sued television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday under a largely untested Georgia food libel law, objecting to his claims that much of the imported extra virgin olive oil sold in U.S. supermarkets may be fake.

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Turkey has dismissed 10,500 state employees over suspected PKK links: minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - More than 10,500 state employees have been dismissed over suspected links with the Kurdish PKK militant group, Turkish Labour Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said on Thursday in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk.

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ISIS leader killed in Turkey, report says

Mehmet Kadir Cabel, the regional leader for ISIS in Gaziantep, Turkey, was killed Sunday when police raided his cell house, state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing police and the regional governor.

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Turkey aims to drive up household, corporate savings - deputy PM

ANKARA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Turkey will drive up household and corporate savings with the help of "very strong" incentives and there will be no unnecessary government spending, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday.

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Turkey in talks with banks on ending Gulen financing -Deputy PM Simsek

ISTANBUL, Aug 19 (Reuters) - The Turkish government is in talks with banks on ending financing to companies linked to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric it blames for the attempted coup last month, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told broadcaster TRT Haber on Friday.

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Downside risks on Turkey's economic growth increased, Turkish deputy PM says

ISTANBUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Downside risks that could pull down Turkey's year-end economic growth target of 4.5 percent have increased, Turkish deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Sunday.

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Fewer than 1,000 companies involved in financing Turkish cleric Gulen -deputy PM

ISTANBUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Fewer than 1,000 companies are believed to be involved in financing the network of the U.S.-based cleric Turkey accuses of orchestrating a failed coup last month, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Friday.

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'Traitors' Cemetery' reserved for Turkey's coup plotters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Captain Mehmet Karabekir's body was not washed before burial. Nobody recited prayers from the Koran before he was laid to rest in a hastily dug hole near an animal shelter, denied all Muslim rites.

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Turkey notes progress in talks with Russia on TurkStream - Interfax

MOSCOW, July 26 (Reuters) - Turkey has noted progress in talks with Russia on the natural gas pipeline project TurkStream, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek. (Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Dmitry Solovyov)

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Turkey to 'double and triple check' Treasury, cenbank for coup plotters -Simsek

ANKARA, July 21 (Reuters) - Turkey will "double and triple check" the Treasury and central bank for coup plotters, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday, referring to a widening...

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Turkey's Simsek: I need markets to understand we will survive

ANKARA, July 21 (Reuters) - Financial markets must understand that Turkey will survive the shock of a failed military coup, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday, adding that his own...

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Turkey Deputy PM Simsek: Gov't plans measures to prevent damage to economy

ISTANBUL, July 20 (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party is due to announce measures later on Wednesday that will prioritise preventing damage to the economy, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told...

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Turkey's Deputy PM to investors: We are in charge, no need to worry

ISTANBUL, July 17 (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told investors not to worry after an attempted coup, saying on Twitter on Sunday the government was in charge and had decided...

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UPDATE 1-Both of Istanbul's Bosphorus bridges closed -TVs

ISTANBUL, July 15 (Reuters) - Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge were both closed on Friday, local television channels reported, without giving a reason.

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Both of Istanbul's Bosphorus bridges closed -TV

ISTANBUL, July 15 (Reuters) - Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge were both closed on Friday, local television channels reported, without giving a reason.

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UPDATE 1-Turkey to name Islamic banker as treasury undersecretary - Anadolu

ISTANBUL, June 28 (Reuters) - Turkey will appoint a former head of Islamic lender Turkiye Finans as its new treasury undersecretary, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek was quoted as saying on Tuesday, the third recent appointment of an Islamic banker to a top financial post.

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Despite Brexit noise and migrant woes, Turkey committed to EU ties

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey remains committed to closer ties with the European Union despite strains in the relationship, and wants to deepen a customs union to become the bloc's third largest trade partner, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said in an interview.

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Turkey's Simsek to oversee smaller portfolio in new cabinet

ANKARA, May 26 (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek will continue to oversee the Treasury and Central Bank in the new cabinet, but his portfolio has shrunk, with regulation of...

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira bounces on cabinet news; emerging assets feel dollar heat

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) - Turkey's lira bounced off near four-month lows on Tuesday after investor-friendly deputy prime minister Mehmet Simsek kept his post in government, though Turkish and other...

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Anger, fear sweeps Turkish border town under attack from Islamic State

KILIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish shopkeeper Mehmet Baykal knew he had less than 10 seconds to dive under his desk when he heard another rocket being fired from Islamic State-held territory across the border in Syria.

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UPDATE 1-Turkey to create regional Islamic "megabank" -Deputy PM Simsek

ISTANBUL, May 11 (Reuters) - Turkey will partner with the Islamic Development Bank to create a regional Islamic finance "megabank", Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday, as part of a government drive to become a powerhouse in Islamic finance.

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UPDATE 1-Sweden's housing minister resigns over Israel comments

STOCKHOLM, April 18 (Reuters) - Sweden's housing minister, Mehmet Kaplan, resigned on Monday partly over comments he made seven years ago comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany, increasing pressure on an already unpopular government.

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UPDATE 1-Turkey set to name new governor from within central bank - Simsek/Anadolu

ISTANBUL, April 11 (Reuters) - Turkey's new central bank governor will come from within the institution and will be named in the coming days, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek was quoted by the...

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Turkey set to name new governor from within central bank - Simsek/Anadolu

ISTANBUL, April 11 (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Monday the new central bank governor would be from within the bank and would be identified "today or tomorrow", the...

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Turkish Member of ISIS Carried Out Istanbul Bombing, Official Says

Mehmet Ozturk was the perpetrator of a suicide bombing that killed four foreigners in Istanbul on Saturday, the Turkish interior minister said.

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Death toll in Turkish car bomb attack rises to 37 - health minister

ANKARA, March 14 (Reuters) - The death toll in a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital Ankara has risen to 37 people, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said on Monday, adding that 71 people were still being treated in hospital.

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Turkish insurance premiums to total $11.5 bln in 2016 - Deputy PM Simsek

ANKARA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Turkish insurance premiums will total 34.1 billion lira ($11.5 billion) in 2016, up 10 percent from a year ago, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told the parliamentary budget commission on Thursday.

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Turkey to continue to support private pensions despite cost -Deputy PM Simsek

ISTANBUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Turkey's government will continue to support the private pension system even though it is becoming costly, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Turkey needs "more orthodox" monetary policy, new economy chief says

ISTANBUL, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Turkey should present a "more orthodox" monetary policy, newly appointed economy czar Mehmet Simsek said on Monday, adding that he planned to announce a roadmap for...

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Turkey should present 'more orthodox' monetary policy -Deputy PM Simsek

ISTANBUL, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Turkey should present a "more orthodox" monetary policy, newly appointed economy czar Mehmet Simsek said on Monday, adding that he planned to announce a roadmap for...

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For Turkey's new economy chief, litmus test will be reform, central bank

ISTANBUL, Nov 25 (Reuters) - As a onetime Wall Street banker and former finance minister, Turkey's new economy tsar Mehmet Simsek is widely seen as a proponent of sound economics and fiscal...

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UPDATE 1-Simsek to take charge of economy in new Turkish cabinet

ANKARA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Former Turkish finance minister Mehmet Simsek will be in charge of the economy in a new cabinet named by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday, becoming deputy prime...

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Former finance minister Simsek promoted in new Turkish cabinet

ANKARA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu named former finance minister Mehmet Simsek as one of his deputy prime ministers in a new cabinet on Tuesday, but there was no post...

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Turkish election outcome an opportunity for reform - finance minister

ANKARA, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Turkey has gained an opportunity for reforms after the ruling AK Party won back a parliamentary majority at a general election on Sunday, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said.

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Six dead after drinking bootleg spirits in Turkey, says minister

ISTANBUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) - At least six people have died in Turkey and dozens have been hospitalised over the last three days after being poisoned by bootleg alcohol, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said on Thursday.

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Turkey would welcome EU aid on migration if it materialises -Simsek

ANKARA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Friday Turkey would welcome a possible 3 billion euros ($3.4 bln) in aid from the European Union to help stem the flow of migrants...

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MOVES-HSBC names Mazi head of traded credit as Godall exits

LONDON, Oct 5 (IFR) - HSBC has appointed Mehmet Emin Mazi as global head of traded credit, replacing Asif Godall, who has decided to leave the bank to pursue interests in fund management and technology, according to an internal memo seen by IFR.

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Turkey must restart structural reforms to limit emerging market drag - Finmin

ISTANBUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Turkey needs to restart structural reforms to limit negative effects on emerging markets caused by lower commodity prices and a strong U.S. dollar, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday.

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Turkish economy's biggest risk is political uncertainty -Finmin

ISTANBUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The biggest risk for Turkey's economy is long-term political instability, which would be a recipe for budget and current account deficits, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday.

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Renewed Kurdish conflict angers Turks, overshadows election

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Clinging to his brother's coffin, draped in the red Turkish flag, Lieutenant Colonel Mehmet Alkan's outburst was a rare public show of defiance from a serving officer as Turkish jets bombard Kurdish militants.

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Iran deal could keep oil prices low in medium term - Turkish fin min

ANKARA, July 15 (Reuters) - The nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers could help keep oil prices low in the medium term and lessen geopolitical tensions, providing a boost to Turkey, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday.

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Turkey FinMin: Iran deal 'great news' for Turkish economy

ISTANBUL, July 14 (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear deal is "great news" for the Turkish economy as it is likely to boost bilateral trade, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Ray Sigorta appoints Koray Erdogan as CEO as of August 1

June 23 (Reuters) - Ray Sigorta * CEO Mehmet Levent Sismanoglu resigns as of July 31 * Appoints Koray Erdogan as CEO as of August 1 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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BRIEF-GSD Holding shareholder increases stake to 21.48 pct

* Shareholder Mehmet Turgut Yilmaz increases stake by buying 6.2 million shares at 9.8 million lira ($3.75 million)

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Bank Asya has not sent all required documents - Turkish banks watchdog

ISTANBUL, May 20 (Reuters) - Islamic lender Bank Asya has not yet filed all the documents sought by Turkey's banking watchdog BDDK after the regulators took over the bank's management and seized a small stake in it earlier this year, BDDK head Mehmet Ali Akben said on Wednesday.

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Turkey's banking regulator gets new chief - Official Gazette

ISTANBUL, May 15 (Reuters) - Mehmet Ali Akben has been appointed president of Turkey's banking regulator BDDK, the country's Official Gazette said on Friday.

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Dr. Oz to Respond on Show to Criticism by Physicians

Dr. Mehmet Oz will question the credibility of critics who sought to have him removed from his position at Columbia in a segment on his show on Thursday, a spokesman for the show said.

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RPT-Turkey to keep economy team intact after June vote, Simsek says

ISTANBUL, April 20 (Reuters) - Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Monday the government plans to keep its economic team intact after a June election, when a term limit could sideline the...

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Turkey to keep economy team intact after June vote, Simsek says

ISTANBUL, April 20 (Reuters) - Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Monday the government plans to keep its economic team intact after a June election, when a term limit could sideline the...

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Peers want Dr. Oz fired, call him 'a quack'

Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work, and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.

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RPT-Rise of Turkish Islamic banks chimes with Erdogan's ideals

ISTANBUL, March 15 (Reuters) - Selling fruit from a cart in a working-class neighbourhood of Istanbul hasn't made Mehmet rich, but he's adamant his modest savings won't ever see the inside of a bank.

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Rise of Turkish Islamic banks chimes with Erdogan's ideals

ISTANBUL, March 15 (Reuters) - Selling fruit from a cart in a working-class neighbourhood of Istanbul hasn't made Mehmet rich, but he's adamant his modest savings won't ever see the inside of a bank.

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UPDATE 1-Turkish central bank's credibility must be increased - finmin

BURSA, TURKEY, March 14 (Reuters) - The Turkish central bank's hand must be strengthened by increasing its credibility, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Saturday.

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Study of diet pill retracted

Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.

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UPDATE 2-Slower Turkish growth threatens 2014 target, stormclouds gather

* Slower growth will heighten pressure for rate cuts (Adds Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek)

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Dr. Oz grilled about 'miracle' weight loss

Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Doctor Oz Show," was grilled Tuesday by senators on Capitol Hill about the promotion of weight loss products on his show.

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Senate panel scolds TV's Dr. Oz over diet claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing bogus diet product ads took celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz to task on Tuesday for touting weight-loss products on his syndicated television show.

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U.S. Senate panel scolds TV's Dr. Oz over diet claims

WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel probing bogus diet product ads took celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz to task on Tuesday for touting weight-loss products on his syndicated television show.

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Dr. Oz: I'm a diet scam victim, too

Dr. Mehmet Oz testifies on Capitol Hill about deceptive advertising for weight loss products.

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UPDATE 1-Turkish finance minister says central bank independent but may be behind curve

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Turkish finance minister Mehmet Simsek sought to reassure investors on Thursday of the central bank's independence, although he said the bank was possibly "behind the...

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Social media firms operating in Turkey must open office: minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Social media firms operating in Turkey must open representative offices in the country, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Tuesday after Ankara held talks with Twitter aimed at resolving a dispute which led to a two-week ban on the site.

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Turkish finance minister sees inflation falling in second half

KUWAIT, April 2 (Reuters) - Turkey's inflation rate will start to trend downwards from the second half of the year, while the depreciation of the lira is making the country more competitive, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday.

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Turkish vote result may affect growth outlook -finance minister

BATMAN, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey could see risks to its growth forecasts this year if local election results on Sunday fail to produce a decisive win for the ruling party, Finance Minister Mehmet...

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Turkey sees bigger than expected decline in 2014 c/a deficit-min/TV

ANKARA, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Turkey anticipates a much bigger than previously expected decline in the current account deficit this year, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek told the CNBC-e news channel on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Rate hike spared Turkey's credibility, threat to growth limited -Simsek

ISTANBUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek played down the impact on growth of a sharp hike in interest rates on Wednesday, saying the economy would have suffered greater damage from a loss of faith in the central bank.

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Turkish budget targets remain realistic, Simsek says

ISTANBUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday that recent economic developments will have a limited impact on the government's budget and that its targets remain realistic.

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Turkish finance minister sees limited hit to economy after rate hike

ISTANBUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Turkish economic growth will not be severely damaged by a sharp hike in interest rates and it is too early to adjust the government's forecast of 4 percent growth for this year, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Turkey predicts brief economic impact from graft probe

ISTANBUL, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Uncertainty caused by Turkey's corruption scandal could hit economic growth in the near term, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Tuesday, while ratings agency Fitch...

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UPDATE 1-Turkey takes steps to restrain demand without rate hikes-Simsek

ISTANBUL, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Tuesday Turkey is taking measures to keep domestic demand at reasonable levels without resorting to interest rate hikes, supporting the central bank's current monetary policy stance.

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Turkey plans to complete lottery privatisation by Jan -minister

ISTANBUL, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Turkey plans to complete the planned privatisation of its National Lottery by January at the latest after launching the sell-off tender process this month, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek told CNBC-e television on Tuesday.

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Turkey says 6.1 bln lira repatriated under wealth amnesty

ISTANBUL, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A Turkish wealth amnesty scheme meant to lure back funds kept abroad has drawn back some 6.1 billion lira ($3 billion), boosting the country's tax take by 121 million lira, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek told CNBC-e television on Tuesday.

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Turkish spending plans not an 'election budget': finance minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's government will not overspend next year in the run-up to a series of elections, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek promised on Friday.

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Turkish finmin: 2013 budget deficit seen below 34 bln lira f'cast

ANKARA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Turkey's budget deficit will come in below the 34 billion lira ($16.8 billion) currently forecast by the government, supported by privatisation receipts and a pick-up in domestic demand, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Monday.

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Dr. Oz to the rescue

TV's Dr. Mehmet Oz rushed to the aid of a woman struck by a New York cab right outside his talk show's studio.

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Dr. Oz aids tourist hit by taxi

TV's Dr. Mehmet Oz attempted to offer more than just health guidance on a busy street in Manhattan on Tuesday morning after a taxi jumped a curb and hit a pedestrian and a cyclist.

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UPDATE 1-Malaysian state fund buys 90 pct stake in Turkey's Acibadem

* Mehmet Ali Aydinlar to retain 10 pct stake in health insurer